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Caenorhabditis elegans



Caenorhabditis elegans
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Caenorhabditis elegans f

  1. A taxonomic species within the family Rhabditidae – a nematode used as a model organism in biological research.
    • 1997, Riddle, Donald L., et al., “The Biological Model”, in C. elegans II[1], →ISBN, page xx:
      In 1965, Sydney Brenner settled on Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism to study animal development and behavior for reasons that are now well known (Brenner, 1973, 1988).

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  • Riddle, Donald L., editor (1997) C. elegans II, Blumenthal, Thomas; Meyer, Barbara J.; Priess, James R., Plainview, N.Y.: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, →ISBN